Recently while attending an event sponsored by Reasons To Believe, a group which highlights scientific discovery, and how it interrelates with the Bible, and with spiritual faith, that evening would showcase a BBC documentary, Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity. It is the fascinating study of man’s pursuit and harnessing of the awesome power we call electricity.
While Shock and Awe is a secular program, a serendipitous and unexpected spiritual moment occurred almost at the program’s end. Jim Al-Khalili the documentary’s scientist and host described the discovery and inner-workings of the modern light bulb:
Incandescent light bulb works by passing an electric current through a filament. A filament is a material in which the electric current flows through with more difficulty than it does through the copper wire in the rest of the circuit. And it relies on the idea of resistance. Now inside this jar I have a filament made out of ordinary pencil lead. And we can see what happens as I pass a current through it. Down at the atomic scale, the atoms in the filament impede the flow of electricity. So it takes more energy to force it through. And this energy is deposited in the filament as heat. Now as it heats up, its resistance goes up which again raises its temperature until it glows white hot. (emphasis mine)
I couldn’t help thinking of our generation. The electricity or power we see in our day has been channeled from the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) and the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2) or Satan. Men and women of God resist the edicts, laws and rules which contradict our higher instructions or Holy Bible, and the situation “heats up”. Eventually, as ‘electricity’ increases, and we continue to resist the ways of this fallen world, the Lord’s disciples will “glow white hot” forming light. Is it any wonder Jesus said to His disciples and followers:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.”(Matthew 5:14-15)
The Bible contains many instructional commandments which give light to the children of God, or vessels of His light. Increasingly, the New World Order and global agenda is finding itself in direct contradiction with the commandments of God. In this five-part series we will look at some of these points of notable difference. Is it wise to exchange the Holy and ancient Word of God for the “new” world order — which is merely the “old” dictatorial, totalitarian and Stalinesque order, with the addition of modern technology? As the wolf deceptively whispered to Little Red Riding Hood, “The better to see you with, my dear”.
The following list highlights some of the laws, commandments and statutes of God we have forsaken in favor of those we have embraced in this, the 21st century:
Is there really an invasion occurring – isn’t that just hateful, “racist”, right-wing rhetoric? What are the Europeans saying?
To read the next part in this series, click: Resistance: The Path of Light (Part 2).